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  1. Happy days eknoop! Yes,it really was that simple to fix.I use mainly single coil strats and it exaggerated things with me...really bad! Comparable to an old AM radio crackling after playing a note. I cleaned the plug thoroughly and wound my cables in the fixed it! Glad theres a few more miles left in your vetta
  2. So,I just upgraded form 30w to 75 watt spider 3. Anyone know any websites where it visually shows you how to dial patches in manually?
  3. This device can be screwed down so its an extremley low unpowered feed into a desk. I been using it on a spider 3 with no adverse affect and its a more true tonal pattern to using the headphone out. Also have my spider 3 altered at the phones port with a flick switch so i can either have the amp speaker on or off which is what I previously used...until I got this converter....streets ahead of the headphone port as a DI,just keep the converter set at minumum
  4. guys,mine did this and heres how i fixed it. The leads from the speakers on my 2x12 vetta,i removed them,cleaned the plug where they go on to the pcb with contact cleaner and brush then i took the leads and twisted them in a helix solved the issue straight up and it hasnt returned
  5. Get one of these.I did this on a spider 3.Hook it up to the speaker leads and then glue it inside the cab.I now have thes speaker running in my spider 3 and a DI feed to a desk
  6. I been using L6 amps quite a while starting with a spider IV-75 followed by the vetta 2 combo and recently got a spider 3-30. I activley gig in a bar band-wedding type band and generally,i just feed through the pa so dont need much actual amp volume on stage and I use the vetta 2 but its a real pain to move around so,I picked up a spider 3-30 real cheaply and it does its job. I been offered a spider 3-75 and very reasonable cash and again,it should be much more versatile than its 30 watt sibling. I did have the spider 4-75 and i sold it to fund the vetta. How much actual changes is there from the spider 3-75 as opposed to the spider 4-75? Spider 4 did have a lot of stompboxes and could really be dialled in very well. Does the 3-75 have as much stompboxes,compressors etc as the spider 4 or is it more basic with just the amp models and a few fx. Im unsure but i think i would possibly be better to hold out for a used spider 4. IMO,spider 4 is a way better amp than its spider 5 replacment
  7. I also did the headphone socket mod on my 30 so i could have the phones socket feeding the pa and also have the amps speaker run at the same time for stage monitoring. All you do is on the headphones jack there is bridge the first two points of the jack directly behind the fascia with a little wire and this makes the speaker run while its feeding a desk although i fitted a flick switch behind the amp so i can turn the main speaker on or off
  8. guys,its a good chance its the integrated chip on the powere amp at fault. I blew the chip on my 30 watt but for £2...i fixed it with a new chip and i have a download for the line 6 spider 3 30-75 service mannual listing all components used in building these amps. Theres one thing,well on a 30 wat...the chip has to be isolated OFF the chassis so it will not ground out. I forgot to fit the plastic washer on the chip earthing it to the chassis hence the failure but...if you are handy with a soldering iron...they can be easily fixed. Attatched is the line 6 service mannual for the amp,read carefully! I hope this helps you guys,i know it fixed mine Spider_III_1508-3012-HD75.pdf
  9. I bought one of these and hooked onto the main speaker leads of my spider 3 30 and now i have di output and can hear the speaker in the amp with no ill effects. I just hoow up then with a small rca-jack conversion lead and it works spot on
  10. Fortunatley i fixed the amp. the chip on the power amp board had gone,the TDA2050 chip so I just got one on ebay and fitted to the power amp and we are good to go. a meager £2 saved it from the bin and its going great
  11. Are parts still available...I think I blew the power amp!!!!
  12. I stand corrected.....I have just tried my vetta longboard into the spider 3 30 watt and it does indeed function with the spider 3. all 4 channel selectors working as is the tuner and the wah and even the volume pedal too. Hopefully running the longboard into the spider 3 amp will not cause the longboard to develop any kind of fault as its essential for my vetta. Im also going to add a line level reducer to the speaker leads of the spider so i can DI out from it to use into a pa
  13. I ,by chance,bought a spider 3 30 watt today at low low money and why I bought really fed up hogging my vetta 2 combo to rehersal and the spider 3 is easy works for me. Now,id really like a pedal to change channels on the spider and i have the longboard for the vetta 2 but will it work on the spider 3 30 watt or do i need an fbv express pedal?
  14. I actually took my fbv apart yesterday for a general clean up inside and there is actually no pot attatched to any of those pedals inside. It looks to me like it works electromagnetically so im gonna say,get a can of electrical cleaner,a few small soft brushes and clean it internally then try it again. there really aint very much inside those things
  15. Also,thanks dickfoster for your help on this repair.
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